The Esquilino neighbourhood is a bit of an island. Although it is located in the centre of Rome – walking distance from the Colosseum and south of Roma Termini railway station – the multi-ethnic neighbourhood has managed to remain something of a secret. Fashion designer Sergio Zambon, who has lived here for 15 years, describes Esquilino’s vibe as “New York’s West Village with a touch of Alphabet City”. Here Bangladesh and Chinese immigrants live alongside a growing African and Middle Eastern community, as well as international artists, writers,…
Some of the more grand architecture in Esquilino
Ilaria Freccia’s house
Department store, Magazzini allo Statuto
The spice market near Piazza Vittorio
The library at Pontificia Università Lateranense
Leafy corner of Esquilino
Sonia Hang Zhou
Dog-walkers in the park at Piazza Vittorio
Radisson Blu es. Hotel
Elly Nagaoka’s house
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